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American College

The American College educates more financial planners than anyone else. With a deep presence in securities, insurance, banking, and the world of independent advisors, The College’s educational experience over eight decades delivers exceptional, practical results for professionals to enhance their practices.

The American College, an academic institution with the highest level of accreditation, is the only non-profit public charity specializing in financial services. Wherever you are in your career – just starting out or mastering the highest level of skill demanded by ultra high net-worth clients, The American College has a program designed to benefit your business.

Pursue "The Big Three" to elevate your career to the next level. 

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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP® Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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The marks CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLF®, CAP®, REBC® and RHU® are the property of The American College and may only be used by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for these designations.


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The marks CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLF®, CAP®, REBC® and RHU® are the property of The American College and may only be used by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for these designations.

Certified Annuity Specialist® | Program Overview

The Certified Annuity Specialist® (CAS®) designation is now celebrating its eighth year. CAS® is the oldest designation in the annuity industry. Moreover, the Certified Annuity Specialist® designation is the first annuity designation recognized by numerous Fortune 500 Companies.

Your peers sell fixed-rate and variable annuities, but there is a strong likelihood that today's sales will cause headaches in the future. Annuities are a major source of litigation and compliance department concerns. It is estimated that one-third of all annuity contracts are not titled correctly. Imagine the potential liability of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars compounding for decades and then being incorrectly distributed or subject to unnecessary taxes.

The Certified Annuity Specialist® program offered by IBF covers all the traditional aspects of fixed-rate and variable products; a detailed part of the materials also covers the different titling options and the estate and income tax ramifications of each. Practitioners erroneously believe that fixed-rate annuities are limited in choice and design; the actual array of features and contracts is quite extensive. Our annuity program includes the study of variable annuities, which reaches a whole new level when management analysis, correlation coefficients, alpha and selection criteria are factored in. Also included is an analysis of living benefits, a variable annuity rider that is still not largely understood from a cost-benefit perspective.

Seasoned practitioners who have a strong grounding in academics update CAS® materials throughout the year, so. As a Certified Annuity Specialist® student, you will enjoy the best of the theoretical and the practical. The ideas learned will open your eyes to a number of products and riders that you never thought existed. Your clients will benefit from the increased knowledge gained from your designation by investing in products that include unique features and benefits.

As an annuity specialist, you know the value of ongoing education. When you become a certified annuity specialist, you can easily convey your credibility and professionalism to both your existing clients and new ones.


Jacqueline Noveck successfully completed the thorough academic program and examination earning her the title of Certified Estate Planner.

The designation is a mark of her expertise and advanced training in the areas of estate planning and wealth protection.

The National Institute of Certified Estate Planners (NICEP)

Their Mission

We work with qualified financial, legal, and tax professionals who understand the importance of estate planning.

We train them to work together as a team to bring to every client a custom tailored estate plan.

We stress that every estate plan should be designed to preserve, protect, and pass on that individual's estate to whom they want, when they want, and how they want.

We think each client should also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their estate will be managed during their lifetime as they have directed, should they ever become incapacitated.

We believe every American adult deserves an estate plan that allows these goals to be accomplished in the most efficient manner available under the law, and that minimizes costs both now and in the future.